All of our mainstage productions are currently performed at the Catherine A. Hickman Theater of Gulfport. This theater is entirely owned and operated by the City of Gulfport, Florida. It is located at Beach Blvd. & 26th Avenue South in Gulfport, FL. We rent this theater for our performances from the City.
For our other performances, rehearsals, set buildings, and meetings the Gulfport Community Players have their own theater, known as the Back Door Theater. This theater is located at 1619- 49th Street South, in Gulfport, FL. For more information on this particular theater, click on this link.
Play dates: February 20th - March 9th, 2014 (3 weeks)
Director: Eileen Navarro Producer: Jim Tobin
Stepping Out, a comedy by Richard Harris
Audition dates: Feb. 3rd & 4th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: April 3rd - 20th, 2014 (3 weeks)
Director: Richard Rosen Producer: Eileen Navarro
Choreographer: Rose Mallare
14th Annual Summer One Act Festival
Dramas and comedies by various playwrights
Audition dates: May 19th & 20th, 2014 (Mon & Tues)
Play dates: July 10th - 20th, 2014 (2 weeks)
Directors: to be announced
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It's That Time Again!
Request for One Act Play Submissions
The Gulfport Community Players are once again asking for one-act play submissions from preferably local playwrights. These will be judged in April by a committee for consideration to be used in our 14thAnnual Summer One Act Festival in July, 2014. Their decisions will be voted on and approved during our Board meeting in May. The winning playwrights will be contacted after that voting has taken place. You will not be paid if you win, however, but your play will be performed at the Hickman Theater in July.
Plays should be 20 minutes or less in length, simple to stage, family-friendly, original, and never staged in this area before. The deadline for submissions is March 31st.
You must submit 3 hard copies of your work(s) to this address:
Gulfport Community Players, Inc.
1619- 49th St. So.
Gulfport, FL 33707
We're sorry, but no plays can be returned.
Good luck to you all!
Annual Request for
One Act Play Submissions
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OPENING ON APRIL 3RD
The Gulfport Community Players are now deep into rehearsals for comedy by Richard Harris entitled, Stepping Out. This show has been a play, a musical, and a movie. The director, Richard Rosen, is doing it as a play, although it does have plenty of music and dance in it. Its not often you have to a choreographer for a play, but this play has an excellent one by the name of Rose Mallare. She has had her work cut out for her, to say the very least!
Stepping Outhas got tap dancing in it, a lot of tap dancing, to some great music of yesteryear. It’s also got a very moving story to tell about a group of people, of different ages and backgrounds, all of whom, for different reasons, decide to take tap dancing classes in the basement of a church. Most of these people have never tapped danced before, so you’ll see their ups and downs as they slowly try to advance in their training.
Their instructor, named Mavis, has 6 ladies and one gentleman in her class. But, as you probably can imagine, anytime you get a diverse combination of people together for a common goal, you’re going to get a lot of drama to go along with it. The main focus of the play is on these dramas that develop in the lives of the teacher and her students as they work towards their goal of putting on a recital in front of a real audience.
Get your tickets early for this one! We expect this play to be very well attended.
Due to the adult situations and language used in this play, we recommend this play for ages 18 and above.